Sunday Igboho, a prominent advocate for the Yoruba nation, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to suspected herders who are killing farmers in the Southwest region of Nigeria. He wants them to vacate the area, but he also emphasizes that the region will not take matters into its own hands.
Igboho’s statement says, “We believe in peaceful coexistence in Nigeria, regardless of tribe, religion, and politics. However, we are giving herders who are killing our people in the South West a seven-day ultimatum to leave our communities. We don’t want to resort to violence, but they must go.”
Igboho expresses his trust in the federal government, particularly under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu, to ensure the safety of lives and properties, especially for farmers. He emphasizes that actions must be taken to prevent further increases in food prices and other essential commodities.
Igboho appeals to the governors of Oyo and Ogun States to urgently deploy more security personnel and resources to areas where clashes between herders and farmers are frequent. This is necessary to maintain peace and security. He believes that increased security presence will enable farmers to engage in farming activities and contribute to massive food production.
Igboho concludes by stating that these killings must stop for the benefit of all Nigerians and farmers in agrarian settlements. It is crucial to prioritize the safety and well-being of the people.